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Repatriation of Dutch Nationals from Israel

Archive photograph of a Dutch Airbus A330 [NL MinDef press release image]

The Dutch Defence organisation has organised six flights to repatriate hundreds of Dutch nationals from Israel to the Netherlands and Germany.

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Press Release, The Hague, 18 October 2023: Over the past week, the Defence organisation organised six flights to repatriate Dutch nationals from Israel to the Netherlands and Germany. A military Airbus A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) was used for the repatriation flights.

Passengers took the opportunity to return home due to the war between Israel and Hamas. They had previously registered with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs information service

Defence team has left for Lebanon: Following the increasing tensions in the north of Israel and the south of Lebanon, a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft with a team of Dutch military personnel has been stationed in Lebanon as a precautionary measure. The Dutch military personnel will provide support to the Netherlands Embassy in Beirut in the event of a significant deterioration in the security situation in Lebanon.

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